Open to artists and creative technologists of all kinds; proposals are invited for projects that embrace the idea of a connected community and can be experienced by people around the world.
(From left, Denise Riley, Lalor Roddy and Ceylan Smith at the inaugural performance, 15 October 2015) Maria Fusco, Master Rock, 2015. Commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4. Photograph: Robert Ormerod
In a shift from the site-specific briefs of earlier Artangel Open calls, Artangel Everywhere explores a broader understanding of place. Proposals are invited for projects that embrace the idea of a connected community and can be experienced by people around the world.
Artangel Everywhere is open to artists and creative technologists of all kinds. This year, for the first time, they can be based anywhere in the world. In a further break from previous Open calls to artists, all proposals will be long-listed anonymously.
James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Co-Directors of Artangel, said: “Artangel Everywhere is an invitation for people we may well have never heard of to share ideas we couldn’t have dreamed of. By inviting proposals that imagine a globally available experience, we hope to invoke the ambition and scale that Artangel has come to be known for, coupled with a much broader concept of place to take account of the online environment where so much time is now spent.”
Proposals will be accepted until midnight 30 April 2017. They will be considered by a panel comprising artist and writer James Bridle, technology journalist Jemima Kiss, Artangel’s Digital Producer Charmian Griffin and Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris.
The selected proposal will undergo an extensive R&D stage before moving into production. Artangel will build a team that could include technologists, engineers, and designers to support the idea, making connections between complementary fields of expertise as a key aspect of the production process.
Artangel Everywhere in 2017 is the fifth Artangel Open call. The first, launched in 1999, and each of the three subsequent Opens,invited UK-based artists to submit ideas in relation to sites and situations across the country.